Total Price Of 3gs After Tax

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  1. xleedaniel macrumors member

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    Hey guys, for those in CA i was wondering what the total price including tax and everything will be for both the 16 and 32 3gs
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Is it really that hard to add *whatever percent CA tax is* times 2 or times 3?
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    You pay tax on the unsubsidized cost of the iPhone regardless of how much you are actually buying it for. Sales tax is different all over California, but I'm going to use Kern County sales tax as an example. Our sales tax is 8.25%, yours may be different.

    Tax for 16GB iPhone = $49.42
    Tax for 32GB iPhone = $57.68

    If you are eligible for full discount pricing, your cost is:

    16GB: $199 + $49.42 = $248.42 (24.83% sales tax)
    32GB: $299 + $57.68 = $356.68 (19.29% sales tax)

    If you are eligible for partial discounted pricing, your cost is:

    16GB: $399 + $49.42 = $448.42 (12.39% sales tax)
    32GB: $499 + $57.68 = $556.68 (11.56% sales tax)

    If you are buying the phone out right:

    16GB: $599 + $49.42 = $648.42 (8.25% sales tax)
    32GB: $699 + $57.68 = $756.68 (8.25% sales tax)

    My receipt shows 11.56% sales tax, so don't be alarmed if yours does too.
     
  4. magnum0pus macrumors newbie

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    I just preordered a 32gb, and I live in CA. I ended up paying about 350 after tax, the percentage was like 19.7% or something really high. I have no idea why it was so much higher than normal, maybe becuase it counts as a luxury item?
     
  5. The General macrumors 601

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    I can't figure out what you mean. 8.25% sales tax and multiply it by 2 or 3? What? :confused:

    Read my post and you'll see why.
     
  6. xleedaniel thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you!!! that was very helpful. all i needed was this post
     
  7. macbookpronoob macrumors member

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    I live in Ca where the tax is 8.25 and i ordered it from AT&T website. The total was only $317.

    Are they going to charge the rest later or something? My confirmation email already says that its $317.
     
  8. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I paid $251 for the 16GB model. Tax is paid on the unsubsidized cost of the phone. Also don't forget to factor in the one-time activation costs -- $36 for the first phone and $26 for additional phones.
     
  9. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    Really? That seems very strange. I paid $251 like the above poster.

    I don't necessarily mind paying the tax on the unsubsidized phone if that is the rule in California (I don't mind making some sacrifices to live here), but when some people are paying different tax amounts on the same product from the same site in the same state, that seems a little bit not right.
     
  10. yakkonvazn macrumors member

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    they calculated tax with upgrade fee of $18 included, mine was $55.41
     
  11. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    I was charged $53.91 which is exactly 9% (sales tax in my county) of the $599 unsubsidized price of the 16GB. I wasn't aware that they charge sales tax on the unsubsidized price so it was a bit of a surprise. Activation was $18 for my existing line. And then $36 for a new dock. Adds up quickly. =/
     
  12. ASN21 macrumors member

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    lmao you wasted your money, $700+ for a phone? LMAO, you must be single.
     
  13. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Ah- I thought you pay the sales tax on the subsidized price- My mistake.

    I was saying, 8.25 times 2 for the 16GB (Since it's 200$- it'll be $16.50) or 8.25 times 3 if it's 32GB
     
  14. The General macrumors 601

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    Ohh, okay, because the prices are divisible by 100. I understand now. :D
     
  15. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    The tax rate for California is going up again.


    I heard it would be at 9.5% soon. :eek:

    I wish I lived in Oregon! :p
     
  16. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Jesus. You have to pay tax on the unsubsidized price? That's double taxation since you also pay tax on the service. Unreal.
     
  17. Synthetickiller macrumors regular

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    I got the "big" discount.

    32gb iphone = $299
    Tax = $26.16

    Thats my sales tax, 8.75%

    Right on the nose. ;)
     
  18. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Hmm, I'm wondering how you got the tax on the unsubsidized price.

    I just ordered the 32GB White from Apple.com and payed $314.99 (Tax is 5% in VA)
     
  19. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    No. You missed the entire pint of this thread, didn't you? :rolleyes:
     
  20. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    I live in socal and my receipt was rung up for $363.66 so $64.66 tax at 21.63%.
     
  21. lvgirl macrumors newbie

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    I live in NV (Sales tax is 7.75%). I just bought a new $99 iphone from ATT and the sales tax is $44.49 based on a taxable unit value of $574? Is this right? 44% tax? Come on...
     
  22. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Wow. Those reading comprehension skills must make you a top priority for crack whores and baby mamas lookin for a good time.
     
  23. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    I have no problem with 7% Jersey tax...but I wish it was still 6% :(. Damn you Jon Corzine!! Anyway...my 32GB was $337 with tax/fees. Tax was $20.93
     
  24. xleedaniel thread starter macrumors member

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    thats what i got too. i just preordered it at the apple store
     

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